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The A6 London—Inverness Trunk Road (Kettering Southern Bypass) Order 1987

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1.  The new highway which the Secretary of State proposes to construct along the route described in Schedule 1 to this Order shall become a trunk road as from the date when this Order comes into force.

2.  The centre line of the new trunk road is indicated by a heavy black line on the deposited plan.

3.  The Secretary of State directs as respects any part of a highway which crosses the route of the new trunk road that—

(a)where the highway is a highway maintainable at the public expense by a local highway authority, the part in question shall be maintained by that authority, and

(b)where the highway is not a highway so maintainable and is not maintainable under a special enactment or by reason of tenure, enclosure or prescription, the Secretary of State shall be under no duty to maintain that part in question,

until, in either case, a date to be specified in a notice given by the Secretary of State to the highway authority for that highway. The date specified will not be later than the date on which the relevant route is opened for the purposes of through traffic.

4.  The Secretary of State is authorised, in connection with the construction of the new trunk road—

(a)to divert the part of the navigable watercourse specified in Schedule 2 to this Order in the manner shown in that Schedule; and

(b)to construct, as part of the new trunk road, a bridge in accordance with the description and specification stated in Schedule 3 to this Order.

5.  In this Order—

(1) all measurements of distance are measured along the route of the relevant highway;

(2) (i) “the deposited plan”

means the plan folio numbered HA10/2E/258, marked “The A6 London—Inverness Trunk Road (Kettering Southern Bypass) Order 1987”, containing a key plan and one map bound together, signed by authority of the Secretary of State and deposited at the Department of Transport, Romney House, 43 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3PY;

(ii)“the new trunk road”

means the highway mentioned in article 1 of this Order; and

(iii)“the Trunk Road”

means the London—Inverness Trunk Road (A6).

6.  This Order shall come into force on 23rd October 1987 and may be cited as the A6 London—Inverness Trunk Road (Kettering Southern Bypass) Order 1987.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State.

P. M. Hewitt

Regional Director, East Midlands Region,

Department of Transport

21st September 1987

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